A film by Fernanda Dedavid and Renata Baldi

This film was screened as a part of the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF20)

This film screened as part of a double feature with El canto del colibrí

This film was co-presented with Out Youth




Brazil, Social Issue/Biographical Documentary, 2016
53 min, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles

João is a writer. He was born as Joana in 1950. Giowana, a lawyer, came out as a woman six years ago. Wallace, who acts in Teatro Oficina, gave up on defining a gender in 2010. Luan, a 16 year old student, was a girl until the age of 14. TRANS shares life stories of those who are born into bodies they do not identify themselves with. The trajectory, the ambiguity, the doubt, the fear and the courage of being transgender in Brazil.

Regional Premiere

About the director

Fernanda DedavidFernanda Dedavid is a journalist who focuses on cultural and environmental issues. She debuted in documentary filmmaking with TRANS, after a ten year career in television. Dedavid won environmental journalism awards while working for CITIES AND SOLUTIONS at GloboNews and was a finalist for newspaper O Globo’s “Faz a Diferença” award when working for the program RECORTE CULTURAL at TVE/TV Brasil. Currently Fernanda Dedavid is an associate producer at Globo TV.



Producer: Renée Castelo Brranco
Screenwriter: Renata Baldi, Fernanda Dedavid
Cinematographer: Sandiego Fernandes
Editor: Renata Baldi
Sound Design: Marion Lemonnier
Cast: João W. Nery, Giowanna Cambrone, Wallace Ruy, Luan Munhão

Print Source: Fernanda Dedavid,